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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Izumo Taisha is either the first or second oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. Near the entrance is the statue of Okuninushi and the rabbit. Legend goes like this: Okuninushi travelled with his brothers on the way to get chosen as the groom for Princess Yagami....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Hua M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Izumo Taisha Shrine is the Place of History,Religion and Culture. Lot of attraction all around the Shrine.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on New Years Day for "hatsumode" and had a wonderful time. The shrine is nowhere near as crowded as the major shrines in Kyoto or Tokyo at New Years. A visit hear is a great way to have a memorable New Years experience...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Joy Y
Reviewed 18 December 2016

It is said that this is where the Gods gather during the 10th month of the lunar calendar, or Kannazuki (the month during which Gods everywhere else in Japan leaves their 'home' to come here). This same month is referred to as Kamiarizuki (literally 'Gods...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank mint87
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have been there twice, in 2008, 2012. Last time, I went to Izumo Taisha by train named Kabuki Densha Tour. It was very interesting for me. Just because, after we came there by train, we saw at a hall the Kabuki show. If you...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful location and also very beautiful. Must visit for anyone coming to Shimane. Very diligently maintained..

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Izumo taisha is the second most important Shinto Shrine in Japan, and it's located in Izumo city , Shimane Prefecture. It's also the oldest shrines which was built in 1744 in Japan. About the shrine's roots was written in the oldest Japanese history book, Kojiki....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived early which was great as there were few people and the immense space could be felt. For people without Japanese, I would advise definite reading up about this place before visiting it as most of the explanations are in Japanese. Be prepared to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Heidi V
Reviewed 24 September 2016

a very famous shrine in Shimane area but actually not many sightseeing and distinctive features, just quite similar to any other shrine in any other Japan areas.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We met the director of tourism at another shrine and he recommended going to the Izumo Shrine. Glad we followed his advice. Free parking available and a short walk to the grounds which are extensive. Not too many tourists around, so the site had an...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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7 August 2017|
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Response from travelinglight2016 | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 windows, Omamori Dokoro, Kaguraden and Kitajima Kunizukurikan, are opened from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. You can get 4 different stamps when visiting all windows.
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17 April 2017|
Response from rafiadbmb06 | Reviewed this property |
It takes 2-3 hour for visit the shrine and for the museum another 2 hour needed. I think in summer it can be but in winter it is hard to finish in one day.
20 October 2016|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
i spent 1.5hrs to walk around Izumo-tasha, then took 30mins for shopping in a town. a local train connected between izumo taisha sta to Matsue city and it took 1.5hrs. but trains operated only once every hour, so you should... More
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